FMST 101 Chapter 4: Immigrant Families
FMST 101 Chapter 4: Immigrant Families FMST 101
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Date Created: 02/04/16
FMST 101 Chapter 4: Immigrant Families ▯ Illegal Immigrants: Statistics and Attitudes • Perspectives on this issues dependent on different factors: • When economy is financially strong, society welcomes immigrants. • When economy is financially weak, immigrants seen as taking away jobs. • Critics allege that low-skilled workers overload schools and welfare systems. • Because immigrants are younger, poorer, and less well-educated, they use more government services and pay less in taxes. ▯ Experiences of Illegal Immigrants • Racism and language barriers recent easy transition to a new culture. • Employment recruiters promise jobs and training. • Reality is that immigrants sometimes live at or below the poverty line because they do not receive the promised wages and/or benefits • Immigrants are more likely to take jobs that other americans are less willing to take • which can put them at risk for physical problems ▯ Race and Ethnicity • Race • Group of people who are different from the majority-category people because of physical characteristics (i.e., skin color) • Sociologist and anthropologist view race as a social construct • Ethnicity • Set of people who identify with a particular national origin or cultural heritage • Difference • Race is about biology • Ethnicity is about culture ▯ Racism, Discrimination, and Prejudice • Racism • The belief that one’s own racial and/or ethnic group is inherently superior to others. • Prejudice • Attitude that prejudges people, usually in a negative way, who are different from us in a race, religion, ethnicity, or some other social characteristic • Discrimination • Unfair behavior that flows from your prejudicial nature ▯ ▯ Strengths of African American Families • Strong family kinship bonds • Strong religious foundation • An ability to adapt family roles to outside pressures • A strong work ethic • Determination to succeed in education ▯ African American Families: Parenting • Many black fathers make a conscious effort to be involved in their children’s lives • African American parents tend to encourage self-control and academic success • They also focus strongly on racial socialization • Teach children how to overcome race-related barriers and experiences and to be proud of ancestry ▯ Latino Families • About 70% of Latino children live in two-parent families • Strengths of Latino Families • Resiliency • More willing to adapt to hard economic times and language barrios to accomplish “The American Dream.” ▯ Latino Families: Parenting • Share similar behaviors and perspectives regarding children as African American parents • Women tend to place much more value on being wives and mothers • Extended families meet needs of child care when families are working. ▯ Asian American Families • Asian American families vary depending on country of origin, time of arrival in the U.S., and whether the family are immigrants or refugees. • Strengths of Asian American Families • Self-sacrifice • Family support and guidance ▯ Asian American Families: Parents and Children • Strongest ties are between parents and their children, rather than between spouses • Parents often sacrifice personal and spousal needs in order to meet their children's needs • In return, one is expected to unconditionally obey one’s parents
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